Bullock says he's 'awfully excited' about endorsement from Tester

Bullock says he's 'awfully excited' about endorsement from Tester

Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockNew poll finds Biden, Warren in virtual tie in Iowa Gabbard drives coverage in push to qualify for October debate Partisan divisions sharpen as independent voters fade MORE, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said on Sunday that he has secured the endorsement of Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDemocratic senators quietly hope Biden wins over rivals GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year Native American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment MORE (D-Mont.) in his White House bid.

Bullock said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he's "awfully excited" about the support from his fellow red state Democrat. 

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"I've known and worked with him for a long time now," Bullock said.

"But he's also been such a voice in both rural areas, places that we need to win back, bridging some of the divides, he got over a dozen bills just dealing with the veterans' passed under even this president, and he's also — though D.C. hasn't done much — he's been a voice for making sure that we get the big money out of the system, which we have to do."

Bullock has struggled in the polls since announcing his candidacy and has sought to differentiate himself as a candidate that can win in a state President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE carried.

He is averaging less than one-half percent support in the RealClearPolitics average of recent presidential polls.